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Cardiovascular Deaths
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Cardiovascular Deaths measures the three-year average, age-adjusted number of deaths attributed to cardiovascular diseases, including but not limited to heart disease and stroke, per 100,000 population. Ranks are based on the most recently available 3 years of data from the National Center for Health Statistics and CDC.The rates are age-adjusted using NCHS’s bridged-race estimates of the July 1 resident population from the 2008 county-level postcensal series.

 

Cardiovascular deaths are an indication of the toll cardiovascular disease places on the population. In the United States, heart disease and stroke are currently the leading and fourth leading causes of death, respectively[1]. Cardiovascular disease accounts for 17% of medical spending, 30% of Medicare spending and totals nearly $150 billion annually[2]. Cardiovascular disease is influenced by a long list of modifiable risk factors; smoking, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, low levels of physical activity, poor diet, and obesity[3]. Influencing one or more of these risk factors has the potential to greatly decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease. An initiative to reduce this burden, Million Hearts, aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.[4]. Additional information on the initiative is available at http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/.



[1] Murphy SL, Xu J, Kochanek KD. Deaths: preliminary data for 2010. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 

2012;60(4):1-69.

[2] Trogdon, JG, EA Finkelstein, IA Nwaise, FK Tangka, and D Orenstein. "The Economic Burden of Chronic Cardiovascular Disease for Major Insurers." Health Promotion Practice. 8.3 (2007): 234-42. Print.

[3] Jackson, Rodney. "Guidelines on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Clinical Practice." Bmj : British Medical Journal. 320.7236 (2000): 659. PrintBottom of Form

[4] Frieden, T. R., & Berwick, D. M. (2011). The “Million Hearts” Initiative — Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes. N Engl J Med, 365(13), e27. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1110421.

 

 

SC Cardiovascular Deaths (1990-2013) see more
  • Number of deaths due to all cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and strokes, per 100,000 population.

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STATE RANKINGS

State Changes
Over Time
Rank Value Take Action
1990 - South Carolina graph 50 458.9 View Actions
1991 - South Carolina graph 50 460.3 View Actions
1992 - South Carolina graph 49 447.6 View Actions
1993 - South Carolina graph 48 433.4 View Actions
1994 - South Carolina graph 47 413.9 View Actions
1995 - South Carolina graph 47 407.2 View Actions
1996 - South Carolina graph 47 405.0 View Actions
1997 - South Carolina graph 47 402.2 View Actions
1998 - South Carolina graph 46 402.3 View Actions
1999 - South Carolina graph 46 398.6 View Actions
2000 - South Carolina graph 45 393.0 View Actions
2001 - South Carolina graph 43 385.3 View Actions
2002 - South Carolina graph 40 379.0 View Actions
2003 - South Carolina graph 40 373.5 View Actions
2004 - South Carolina graph 39 359.8 View Actions
2005 - South Carolina graph 38 349.5 View Actions
2006 - South Carolina graph 38 338.0 View Actions
2007 - South Carolina graph 38 327.9 View Actions
2008 - South Carolina graph 36 316.1 View Actions
2009 - South Carolina graph 35 301.3 View Actions
2010 - South Carolina graph 35 291.5 View Actions
2011 - South Carolina graph 34 279.2 View Actions
2012 - South Carolina graph 34 276.4 View Actions
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